LED ZEPPELIN - PRESENCE
CLASSIC RECORDS 200 GRAM PRESS
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"Presence" is the seventh studio album by Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song Records on 31
March 1976. The cover, inside sleeve and back of the album features various images of people with a black obelisk-shaped object. Inside the album sleeve, the item is referred to simply as "The Object" aka "The Obelisk". It was intended to represent the "force and presence" of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page explained: There was no working title for the album. The record-jacket designer said `When I think of the group, I always think of power and force. There's a definite presence there.' That was it. He wanted to call it `Obelisk'. To me, it was more important what was behind the obelisk. The cover is very tongue-in-cheek, to be quite honest. Sort of a joke on [the film] 2001 A Space Odyessy. I think it's quite amusing.
Jimmy Page made the decision to record the album after Robert Plant sustained serious injuries from a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on 5 August 1975, which forced the band to cancel a proposed world tour that was due to commence on 23 August.
At this point, Led Zeppelin were arguably at the height of their popularity. When he was taken to a Greek hospital after the accident, Plant recalled:
I was lying there in some pain trying to get cockroaches off the bed and the guy next to me, this drunken soldier, started singing "The Ocean" from Houses of the Holy.
The background used in the cover photograph is of an artificial marina that was installed inside London's Earl's Court Arena for the annual Earl's Court Boat Show that was held in the winter of 1974–75. This was the same venue where the band played a series of concerts a few months after the boat show, in May 1975.
In 1977 Hipgnosis and George Hardie were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best album package. (Discogs DB)
Led Zeppelin – Presence
Label: Swan Song – SS 8416, Classic Records – SS 8416
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 200g
Country: US Released: 2001
A1 Achilles Last Stand 10:26
A2 For Your Life 6:21
A3 Royal Orleans Written-By – Bonham*, Jones* 2:58
B1 Nobody's Fault But Mine 6:15
B2 Candy Store Rock 4:10
B3 Hots On For Nowhere 4:42
B4 Tea For One 9:27
Recorded At – Musicland Studios
Mixed At – Musicland Studios
Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Distributed By – Classic Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Classic Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Swan Song Inc.
Artwork [Sleeve] – Hardie*, Hipgnosis (2)
Engineer [Tape] – Jeremy Gee
Engineer, Mixed By – Keith Hardwood*
Executive-Producer – Peter Grant
Producer, Written-By – Jimmy Page
Written-By – Robert Plant
Title on Cover and Swan Song Logo (back cover) in white raised lettering.
Recorded And Mixed At Musicland Studios Munich West Germany
Printed on Record Label: Dist. By Atlantic Recording Corp., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y.
Printed on Back Cover: Swan Song Inc., 444 Madison Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022 ⓟ © 1976 Atlantic Recording Corp., Manufactured and Distributed Under Licenses By Classic Records, Inc. Printed In U.S.A., "The Object" ©1976 Swan Song Inc.
Matrix / Runout (Side A): SS 8416-A BG
Matrix / Runout (Side B): SS 8616-B BG
Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST-SS-763559-MO
Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST-SS-763560-MO
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